Getting (enough) food?

Jun 27, 2017, 12:18 am
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Hey!
I don't know if anyone is still reading these forums, but I thought I might as well ask. This might be a silly question for you IVAN veterans, but how exactly do you get enought food? Dying of starvation has been the most common way for me to die so far. And is there a way to store or preserve food that goes bad over time? Can you for example stuff bananas in a tin can and preserve them way?
Also, which bodies are safe to eat? So far I've noticed that eating zombies, spiders, snakes and kobolds is a bad idea, eating shrooms might cause something funny happen too.
Jun 27, 2017, 2:16 am
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Zombies, spiders, snakes and kobolds...

Of all the corpses to eat, what made you pick those?

You can't tin food, but whatever is in them will last indefinitely, so save them for last. Loaves will last longer than any fresh fruit or meat, try regular animal corpses.

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Jun 27, 2017, 3:01 am
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chaostrom wrote
Zombies, spiders, snakes and kobolds...

Of all the corpses to eat, what made you pick those?

You never know until you try
Besides they weren't even that bad. Until I died of poisoning, that is.
This might be a bit off-topic question, but does time go forward if you are not present? What I mean is, if I leave food in the other floor of the dungeon while I myself go into another, does that food still go bad?
Jun 27, 2017, 3:49 am
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dudemanbro wrote
This might be a bit off-topic question, but does time go forward if you are not present? What I mean is, if I leave food in the other floor of the dungeon while I myself go into another, does that food still go bad?

I should know, but I don't. Since burning is related to spoiling, the same thing should happen if something is on fire and burns more.

My instincts tell me a fruit is "preserved" on another level.
Jun 27, 2017, 4:30 am
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Levels other than the current level are completely frozen. Nothing rots, mirrors don't disappear, monsters don't move or spawn.
Jun 27, 2017, 5:59 am
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To answer the question, starvation is pretty common for me even when I know which corpses to eat and which things spoil. All my winners have needed to be fed by a god. It's also helpful to avoid being burdened or stressed.
Jun 27, 2017, 11:10 am
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Yeah, avoid being stressed or heavily burdened (lightly burdened is ok). That makes you go hungry way quicker. That was how 90% of my characters died when I started out
Jun 27, 2017, 11:48 am
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Everyone seems to wonder if the forum still lives when they first arrive. I wonder why. I mean, yeah, this community is basically kept alive by foul necromantic magicks, but it seems there are still a number of us that check it at least daily...
Jun 27, 2017, 11:15 pm
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I dunno man, at this point I'm not sure it's necromantic, I suspect something deeper.
Jun 28, 2017, 2:36 am
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Necrophilic?
Jun 29, 2017, 2:19 am
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If it's necro-anything it'd be more along the lines of necrophallic, but no, I was thinking that it may be the souls of the damned that the Iter Vehemens ad Necem has claimed.
Jun 29, 2017, 12:12 pm
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Those souls were never damned. They were simply collecting bananas and got a chance to leave. If anything, they were freed from damnation.
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